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Because of its diversity, access and experiences offered, Kenya has always been a favourite for safari enthusiasts. With vast savannahs and dramatic mountains, it is obvious why the animators of Disney’s Lion King traveled to Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and Masai Mara National Park to get inspiration for the film’s landscape.

Located in the south, the most established park in Kenya is the Masai Mara. Game viewing here is like no other; Sightings of lion prides, elephant herds, leopard cubs and the wildebeest migration (between August and November) are just examples of what to expect to see on a morning game drive.

A Kenya safari is particularly attractive because of the activities it offers. The Laikipa Plateau in central Kenya offers camel and horse riding, quad biking and tubing on the Ewaso Nyiro River. In the Lewa Conservancy, travelers can visit rhino sanctuaries, dog-tracking units, and other wildlife conservation programmes.

The capital, Nairobi, is a hustling city which is usually the starting point, or end destination of a Kenya safari holiday. Although the city is predominantly a business hub, there are interesting visits to be made; For example, adopt a baby elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, or share a breakfast with giraffes at the famous Giraffe Hotel.

The Kenyan coast is also worth combining with your safari. An hour south of Mombasa lies Diani– arguably the country’s most beautiful beach. The coastline is formed of sparkling white sands, hugged by lush forests. For those looking for a more active stay, snorkeling, diving, and paddle boarding can be arranged. On the other hand, for those looking to sit back and enjoy the paradise coastline, do so with fresh seafood, delicious cocktails and wonderful service.

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  • Kenya Classic Flying Safari

    Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Meru National Park, Masai Mara National Park

    7 Nights
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  • Kenya Explored

    Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, Masai Mara National Park

    8 Nights
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    This itinerary is a combination of flying and driving, offering safari highlights in Kenya.
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  • Kenya Family Safari

    Nairobi, Laikipia Plateau, Borana Conservancy, Masai Mara and Diani Beach

    12 Nights
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Where to visit in Kenya

Our travel experts have collated their top recommendations of where to visit in Kenya.

  • Masai Mara National Park

    Masai Mara National Park

    Located in southern Kenya, the Masai Mara is one of the most iconic safari parks in all of Africa. The endless plains and vast savannahs entice thousands of tourists every year, and rightly so! The Masai Mara has some of the best game viewing opportunities on the continent, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and antelope. Big cat populations are thriving so lion prides, cheetahs and leopards are regularly sighted. During the months of July to November, the wildebeest herds can be seen inside the reserve and outer conservancies which is an incredible spectacle.

  • Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli National Park is often referred to as the the ‘Land of the Giants’ because of its huge elephant populations. This park is also home to some of the largest tusker elephants left on the continent. Along with good elephant sightings, there is an abundance of giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard and over 600 species of bird. The park has an incredible backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – in fact, this is one of the best viewpoints of Africa’s largest mountain. A safari here can be a stand-alone destination or in an itinerary combining the Masai Mara or Tsavo National Park.

  • Nairobi

    Nairobi

    The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is where a safari itinerary will inevitably start or finish. That said, there is more to do than just check in and out of a hotel. The hustle-and-bustle can be intriguing to many travelers and some activities are not to be missed. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world, and is a must-do. Other places to visit include the Giraffe Center (where you can stay over night at the Giraffe Manor), and the Karen Blixen museum.

  • Samburu National Reserve

    Samburu National Reserve

    Located in the Kenyan Rift Valley, Samburu National Reserve is a park offering great safari experiences and opportunities to see rarer species. Samburu is famous for the Samburu Five which include rare northern specialist species – the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. Along with these rarer animals, travelers can expect to see elephant, lion, leopard, antelope, and sometimes wild dog. Samburu is a dry park with high temperatures so most of the game congregates around the Ewaso Nyiro River.

  • The Laikipia Plateau

    The Laikipia Plateau

    The Laikipia Plateau is an an expansive area of conservancies, ranches and rolling farmlands in central Kenya. The three main airstrips are Lewa, Nanyuki and Loisaba, so the park can easily be combined in a flying itinerary. Although the wildlife is not prolific or dense, especially compared to the plains of the Masai Mara, the Laikipia Plateau is all about expansive space, unique experiences and remote game-viewing. It is a great destination for active travelers or families traveling with children as the camps and lodges offer activities like tubing on the river Ewaso Nyiro, quad biking, night drives, camel riding and more.

  • Diani Beach

    Kenyan coast

    Kenya is fortunate to home some beautiful white-sand beaches and azure waters. Mombasa is the quintessential tropical port of the country, located on the eastern coastline. To the north and sound of Mombasa are stunning beaches – one of the most iconic is Diani Beach. With glistening sands hugged by lush forests, Diani Beach is somewhere for everyone – families, honeymooners and water-sports enthusiasts to name a few. It is very straight forward to combine a Kenya safari with the coast, involving a short flight from the bush airstrip to Mombasa. This is the perfect R&R after your exhilarating safari.

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Things to do in Kenya

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  • GMT+3 | ET+8
  • Kenyan shilling
  • Nairobi
  • Families, Food & Wine, Adventure
  • Jun - Oct & Dec - Mar
  • Masai Mara, Laikipia Plateau, Amboseli

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